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More strikes in Greece in wake of anti-fascist`s murder

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 13:58

Thousands of civil servants were to demonstrate in Athens against staff cuts on Wednesday, hours after an anti-fascist artist`s murder, allegedly at the hands of a suspected neo-Nazi, raised social tension.

Greece's labour unions to go on 24-hour anti-austerity strike

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 11:12

Greek workers walk off the job on Wednesday in a nationwide anti-austerity strike that will disrupt transport, shut public schools and tax offices and leave hospitals working with emergency staff.

Greek workers to hold anti-austerity strike

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 11:29

Much of the union anger is directed at spending cuts worth nearly 12 billion euros.

Greeks strike against austerity before crucial vote

Last Updated: Saturday, February 11, 2012, 00:08

Striking Greek workers denounced a new wave of austerity on Friday as an imposition too far by Europe and the IMF. Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos told the nation it faced a stark choice between sacrifices inside the euro area and bigger sacrifices outside.

Greece on "knife edge" in last hours to agree bailout

Last Updated: Sunday, February 05, 2012, 18:55

Greece's prime minister scrambled on Sunday to convince lenders and politicians to sign off on a 130 billion euro rescue.

Hopes rise for breakthrough in Greek political drama

Last Updated: Sunday, November 06, 2011, 18:41

A breakthrough in Greece's damaging political stalemate seemed increasingly likely today as the opposition leader said a deal on a unity government was possible if Prime Minister George Papandreou resigns.

Greece must give 'message of stability': Opposition leader

Last Updated: Sunday, November 06, 2011, 18:26

The leader of Greece's main opposition party said on Sunday that the crisis-wracked country must offer a "message of stability" to the rest of the world, as politicians battle to form a unity government.

Greece faces key austerity vote, more strikes

Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 10:02

Angry protesters vowed to bring Greece to a standstill on the second day of a general strike on Thursday while disgruntled lawmakers vote on the details of a deeply unpopular austerity package needed to stave off bankruptcy.

Greek parliament gives initial approval to austerity law

Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 00:42

Greek lawmakers gave on Wednesday initial approval for an austerity law cutting wages and hiking taxes, crucial for the country to receive a next batch of bailout funds and avoid bankruptcy.

Greek protesters clash with police at austerity strike

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 21:12

Black-clad demonstrators hurled stones and fire bombs at police in front of the Greek parliament on Wednesday as tens of thousands rallied for a nationwide general strike.

Strike shuts down Greece before austerity vote

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 18:18

A massive general strike brought Greece to a standstill on Wednesday and thousands of angry protesters took to the streets, while parliament prepared to vote on deep public sector cuts and riot police braced for violence.

Greece heads for standstill before austerity vote

Last Updated: Monday, October 17, 2011, 15:43

Much of Greece is expected to be shut down by a 48-hour strike reaching a peak on Thursday.